Dr. Leo Sugrue is a neuroradiologist who cares for adults and children with conditions affecting the brain and spine; these range from brain tumors and epilepsy to stroke and dementia. Dr. Sugrue has a particular interest in medical imaging of the brain circuits responsible for complex thought and behavior, which are affected in a variety of mental illnesses, including addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and mental health conditions related to chronic pain. Dr. Sugrue works closely with colleagues in psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery to develop new brain circuit–based approaches to diagnosing and treating these conditions.
Dr. Sugrue has a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and directs the Laboratory for Precision Neuroimaging at UCSF, which focuses on integrating brain imaging with genetic, health and behavioral data to better understand, diagnose and treat brain disease. The lab operates from the perspective that brain disorders have different underlying causes in different people, with a goal of developing ways to identify these subgroups and target trials and treatments to individual illness.
Dr. Sugrue earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his doctorate in neuroscience at Stanford University. During his graduate and postdoctoral training, he used diverse neuroscience techniques and model systems to explore the neural basis of cognition. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in Neuroradiology at UCSF.
Neuroradiology, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, Multimodal brain imaging, Neuromodulation
Imaging of neuropsychiatric disease, imaging genetics, systems-computational-cognitive neuroscience, neural basis of decision making and the influence of reward and valuation on choice behavior, brain-machine interface technologies. Functional MRI (fMRI), electrocorticography (ECOG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), brain MR guided focused-ultrasound (MRg-FUS), functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI).
Education and Training:
• Medical School: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD – Medicine
• Doctor of Philosophy: Stanford University School of Medicine, CA – Neuroscience
• Internship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics, CA – Internal Medicine
• Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Howard Hughes Institute at Stanford University, CA – Neuroscience
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco – Diagnostic Radiology
• Fellowship University of California, San Francisco – ACGME Neuroradiology
• California Medical License
• American Board of Radiology Certificate in Diagnostic Radiology
• American Board of Radiology Subspecialty Certificate in Neuroradiology